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Stop idling--don’t give Bahrain the Grand Prix

Bahrain Athletes

The crackdown in Bahrain shows no sign of relenting. More than 800 people have been detained and four have already died in police custody.

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with over half a billion viewers last year. This year's spring season was set to open with the Bahrain Grand Prix, but the crackdown caused F1 to postpone its 2011 race. F1 needs to send the right message to the Bahraini regime—that the world does not stand with repressive governments.

Authorities will decide tomorrow, June 3, whether to grant Bahrain a delayed 2011 race. Continuing attacks on peaceful protesters show Bahrain is incapable of hosting a major international sporting event and should not be rewarded for abusing human rights. Granting the Grand Prix to a repressive regime will disappoint F1 fans everywhere. It should not turn a blind eye to torture, disappearances, and deaths of peaceful protesters.

Sign the petition and send a message to CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Tell him to set Formula 1 on the right track by canceling the Bahrain Grand Prix.


3476-3500 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
1446 6.6 years ago Michael Deayala American Sociological Association San Francisco, CA
1445 6.6 years ago Alle Rozelle Santa Cruz, CA
1444 6.6 years ago Barbara Rose watertown, MA
1443 6.6 years ago David Myers Framingham, MA
1442 6.6 years ago Gary Duggan Morgan Hill, CA
1441 6.6 years ago Linda Bodian Fairfax, CA
1440 6.6 years ago Benjamin Phillips Cambridge, MA
1439 6.6 years ago Marie Failinger St. Paul MN, MN
1438 6.6 years ago Elisabeth Johnson Saint Paul, MN
1437 6.6 years ago Annie Bien Brooklyn, NY
1436 6.6 years ago Eileen Murphy, MD Chicago, IL
1435 6.6 years ago Luis Suarez
1434 6.6 years ago j kavanagh limerick,
1433 6.6 years ago Pei Chuan Koay Vienna, VA
1432 6.6 years ago Melissa Cathcart Minneapolis, MN
1431 6.6 years ago Mohammed Abduredah Manama,
1430 6.6 years ago David Condon Medicine Hat, AB
1429 6.6 years ago Robert Michlowitz Winter Springs, FL
1428 6.6 years ago Romi Elnagar Baton Rouge, LA
1427 6.6 years ago Romi Elnagar Baton Rouge, LA
1426 6.6 years ago Joyce Lahna Hastings, FL
1425 6.6 years ago Kristen Potter House Springs, MO
1424 6.6 years ago Kathleen Rueppel McKees Rocks, PA
1423 6.6 years ago jason rabineau Oakland, CA
1422 6.6 years ago Sybil Vasche San Jose, CA
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